|（1.Department of Physical Education，2.Teaching Center of Foreign Language，Sun Yat-sen University，Guangzhou 510275，China）
Abstract: The “triple independent” course selection mode is the requirement set fort by the Ministry of Education for the physical education curriculum in common institutes of higher learning in China. The “triple independent” gives the students the highest degree of freedom and independence, being able to boost the learning interest of the students. However, the “triple independent” also sets a higher requirement for our education management. It is dif-ficult for hastily opened new courses to achieve an ideal effect; all-weather course selection is not in conformity with the intrinsic patterns of education, sport and physiology; free options have promoted the students’ negative ide-ology of fear of hardships. It is revealed in practice that completely free selection without guidance and restriction cannot enable our physical education curriculum to achieve the best effect. Compulsive requirements are especially necessary for college students whose overall constitution keeps deteriorating.
Key words: physical education course；common institutes of higher learning；independent course selection